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Twitter has gotten a 'lil messy over here at OutSFL -- keep reading to see how tennis star Martina Navratilova isn't a fan of our senior reporter.
- Christiana Lilly, Editor


Martina Navratilova Slams OutSFL Reporter Over Trans Athletes

By Christiana Lilly

An OutSFL senior reporter wasn’t expecting to get into a Twitter feud with a tennis star this week, but apparently he has.

John Hayden discovered that a clip of him on Happening Out TV from a few weeks ago was retweeted by Martina Navratilova on Dec. 3; the tweet has since had more than 142,000 views.

She tweeted, “This part of the thread was really special - one man lecturing me while two more nod approvingly. As if.”

In the video, Hayden said, “You are a bad parody of a human being. The fact that you were a trailblazer and hero in 1981 — great, thank you for coming out, thank you for being what you were — but the fact is you’re not that anymore. You’re not an ally.”

When saying a “bad parody,” he was referring to a comment by Navratilova during LGBTQ History Month. She retweeted a video of a drag queen discussing the importance of the Stonewall National Monument and wrote, “Is this a joke? The pathetic parody of women continues.” 

The clip of the Happening Out TV report was tweeted by a man who describes himself as “against gender ideology and puberty blockers.”



Art Studio Displays Winning Manatees from Children Contest

Loveable, if-not-very huggable, manatees are showing up on Wilton Drive. The Fifth Annual Justin Flippen Manatee Contest has brought cool and colorful imaginings of the beloved sea cow.

Hanging With the Stars & Boca Princess Diaries

HarmonyWaves and Wilton Manors Business Association will present the 2nd Annual Wilton Manors Holiday Spectacular, this year featuring Tony Award winner Matt Doyle, on Dec. 11 at Richardson Park.


Celebrating the Art of Hanukkah Dec. 7-15

The eight-night observance is Dec. 7-15 and will be marked by Jewish families and their allies throughout South Florida.

Weekly Events

TODAY: "Comfort and Joy"

Join the Master Chorale for an evening of holiday songs at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, as well as new arrangements of classic carols, time-honored Chanukah songs.

SAT: Anthony Nunziata: My Very Merry Christmas

Performer Anthony Nunziata takes the stage at Sunshine Cathedral with Joe Posa as Joan Rivers.

SUN: Dancing by the Sea

Put on your dancing shoes for a group class at Anglin's Square in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea for dancing under the stars and the sound of the ocean waves.

MON: Holiday Spectacular

Join Tony Award-winning performer Matt Doyle and others at Wilton Manors' holiday party of the season!

Job Opportunities

Public Communications Specialist -- Oakland Park

Broward County Parks & Recreation is hiring a public communications specialist who will be responsible for creating public information to promote Parks and Recreation programs and services, social media, website layout, press releases/newsletters, and customer service. 

Employment Specialist -- Fort Lauderdale

The Urban League of Broward County is hiring an employment specialist 

to coordinate a wide range of activities to enhance program goals and objectives, conduct career assessment, advocacy, counseling, case management, job training and interagency collaboration to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services to clients.

Friday's Furry Friend

Lil Grey is a handsome, 5-year-old, white and gray kitty who is super-affectionate and loving. He enjoys interactive play, climbing, and exploring, but when he tires, he wants to be held and petted on a welcoming lap as he snoozes, taking a "cat nap." When Lil Grey wakes up, he is ready for action again. What a fabulous, entertaining addition he will be to a loving home!

Community Scrapbook

The tribute service for the late Michael Connell was hosted at United Church of Christ Fort Lauderdale, followed by a celebration of life at The Pub. (Photos by J.R. Davis)


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